The Principal Restaurant Shines Bright with Two Michelin Stars Latest Win Caps an Eventful Week for Press Room Group

Laurent Segretier THE PRINCIPALAfter making its debut in the 2013 Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau, The Principal restaurant has earned a coveted two-star rating in the latest 2015 guide. Dedicated to offering guests unique dining experiences, in May The Principal introduced ‘The Expedition’, a tasting menu that reflects the journeys and gastronomic experiences of chef Jonay Armas. Evoking cultural touchstones while honouring traditional cooking techniques, the
​​ menu reflected Armas’s inspired creativity and culinary talents.

“In Hong Kong’s highly competitive restaurant environment, it’s an honour to have earned two Michelin stars,” says Armas. “Our kitchen staff and front of house teams are extremely dedicated and we see this win as a validation of their hard work and consistent efforts.”

The Principal also holds the distinction of being the only restaurant debuting in the two-star category that is not a Chinese restaurant.

The Principal is part of Press Room Group’s portfolio of restaurants and caps an eventful week for the owners.  Two days before the The Principal’s Michelin-starred honour was announced, Press Room Group reopened The Pawn in Wan Chai under the culinary direction of British chef Tom Aikens.

“The Principal’s two-star rating marks the culmination of a very exciting week for Press Room Group,” notes co-owner Alan Lo. “With this latest honour and the reopening of The Pawn, as well as the opening of an all-new Classified in Repulse Bay in November, Press Room Group is continuing to influence the Hong Kong dining scene. Inspired by this latest win, we will continue to introduce new concepts, reevaluate our current portfolio and deliver exceptional dining experiences.”